How to find a clinical trial

Finding a clinical trial

There are a number of places to start looking for a clinical trial:

  • the Find a clinical trial website search on this website
  • your health providers (GP, specialist, or nursing or allied health professional)
  • support groups for a particular disease or condition
  • health consumer organisations with an interest in a particular disease or condition
  • clinical trial registries
  • other clinical trial websites, which include sites providing general information about clinical trials, clinical trial networks and research institutes. Some of these sites provide information about specific clinical trials that they conduct and some provide details regarding how they can be contacted by potential participants or researchers.

Clinical trial registries

The registries that have been included in the Find a clinical trial websites list include two main registries.

Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) ClinicalTrials.gov
ANZCTR is a register of clinical trials being undertaken in Australia and New Zealand Clinical trials.gov is a US site listing clinical trials in the US and in other countries, including Australia

The list also includes other clinical trial registries that provide information on trials in Australia and New Zealand and, in some cases, in other countries. Each site will explain how to search the site for trials by the disease or condition that you are interested in. In some cases, contact details are provided on these sites if you are interested in being part of the trial or would like to contact the researchers involved in a specific trial.